A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 118 kilometers (73 miles) from Porgera in Papua New Guinea on Friday. Id of earthquake: us2000dasz. Event ids that are associated: us2000dasz. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude 142.479 East, latitude -6.2637 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:14:37 / 1:14 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/03/18 / 2018-03-02 03:14:37 / March 2, 2018 @ 3:14 am.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Tari (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Papua New Guinea (c. 6 065 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Tari (c. 8 200 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days ninety, in the past 30 days ninety and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 118 km SW of Porgera, Papua New Guinea. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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